UMass Course

Lisa Kimball will be teaching a course in the Spring 2006 for the Division of Corporate, Continuing, and Distance Education at UMass Boston.

Listen to the course introduction by Lisa Kimball and Wally Clausen:

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CRCRTH618 Creative Thinking, Collaboration, and Organizational Change
Through interactive, experiential sessions and structured assignments students learn critical and creative approaches to working in organizations. Skills addressed include: communication and team-building; facilitating and participating in collaborative groups; promotion of learning from a diversity of perspectives; problem-finding and solving; and reflective practice. Students apply these skills to situations that arise in business, schools, social change groups, and other organizations with a view to taking initiative and generating constructive change.

Co-Instructors Lisa Kimball (bio) and Wally Clausen

L. Wallace (Wally) Clausen
Wally operates his own management consulting and organizational development firm, and frequently collaborates with other consulting organizations as a strategic partner in client engagements and R&D work. His practice covers organizational assessment, research and planning (including employee surveys, culture studies, needs analyses, and audits of organizational change projects); strategic planning and team building (including process design and facilitation of planning meetings); training and feedback programs; and systems work in organizational planning, performance management and other areas. During more than 25 years of independent consulting experience, he has worked in the not-for-profit, association, governmental and private sectors. Public and nonprofit clients have included Federal agencies (US Fish and Wildlife Service, Customs Service, Departments of Education and Commerce, military agencies, and others), state and local agencies (Massachusetts Departments of Education and Public Welfare, Quincy Public Schools, others), and associations. His corporate work has ranged from pharmaceutical to high–technology to fast food organizations.


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